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Industry Qualifications to Offer Qualifications in Glazing

From August, the glazing sector will have the opportunity to work with a new awarding organisation that has entered the sector. Industry Qualifications (IQ) is the first multi-sector mutual awarding organisation in the UK and it will be offering a wide range of awards for the glazing sector.

According to Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive of IQ, the company offers a new approach to awarding operations. “The mutual structure of IQ is designed to build strong bonds with centres and encourages shared brand values. Our focus is to provide a premium awarding brand in terms of quality assurance and customer support, whilst providing exceptional value for money. IQ operates on a capped margin, returning surpluses to members by way of dividend. The innovative structure separates the interests of shareholders from member centres and centres but is designed to encourage transparency and involvement.” IQ is expected to become one of the ten largest awarding organisations in the UK within three years.

IQ has been working with a number of strategic partners in the glazing sector during its preparation for entry into the sector who have played a significant role in shaping the IQ offer. Neil Robinson, Employer Engagement Director at 4GE said, “We are delighted to be working with the IQ team on shaping the IQ offer for the glazing sector. We have been impressed by their willingness to engage with the sector and the quality of the approach. When combined with our relationship with CERTASS, 4GE is well placed to support the industry in meeting the competence requirement for installers wishing to benefit from the Green Deal Quality Mark.”

IQ will be offering a wide range of sector specific and generic qualifications, with NVQ qualifications priced at £50+VAT.  For details of the qualifications we offer, please see

Feb 27, 2017 07:45 PM